A walk along Girona’s medieval walls is a wonderful way to appreciate the city landscape from above. There are several points of access,...
Basílica de Sant Feliu
Girona’s second great church, with its landmark truncated bell tower, is downhill from the cathedral and entered on a combined ticket....
The cathedral's museum , through the door marked 'Claustre Tresor', contains the masterly Romanesque Tapís de la Creació (Tapestry of...
For refined local cooking in a modern setting just within the old city walls, this is it. A stylish, designer spot, Mimolet offers an...
Carrer de Ferràn el Catòlic · interesting places nearby
Banys Àrabs information
Although modelled on earlier Muslim and Roman bathhouses, the Banys Àrabs are a finely preserved, 12th-century Christian affair in Romanesque style. This is the only public bathhouse discovered from medieval Christian Spain, where, in reaction to the Muslim obsession with water and cleanliness, washing almost came to be regarded as ungodly. The baths contain an apodyterium (changing room), followed by a frigidarium and tepidarium (with respectively cold and warm water) and a caldarium (a kind of sauna) heated by an underfloor furnace.